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Grand Victorian traditional-dining-room

Grand Victorian

Looking at this home today, you would never know that the project began as a poorly maintained duplex. Luckily, the homeowners saw past the worn façade and engaged our team to uncover and update the Victorian gem that lay underneath. Taking special care to preserve the historical integrity of the 100-year-old floor plan, we returned the home back to its original glory as a grand, single family home.

The project included many renovations, both small and large, including the addition of a a wraparound porch to bring the façade closer to the street, a gable with custom scrollwork to accent the new front door, and a more substantial balustrade. Windows were added to bring in more light and some interior walls were removed to open up the public spaces to accommodate the family’s lifestyle.

You can read more about the transformation of this home in Old House Journal:

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Here's another great example of an easy built-in to replicate. (You can find "Billy" bookcases at Ikea that look very similar to these, for very little money. Ikea even carries doors just like the ones in this photo too.) By customizing the layout, and placing a cubby shelf below, this arrangement takes advantage of the huge expanse of wall here. Another bonus- the shallow depth doesn't interfere with traffic flow. (PS- Ikea's "Billy" bookcases are only about 11" deep.)
Shawn Gauthier added this to Corral Your Gear with a Makeshift Mudroom
Consider the possibilities of your kitchen cabinets. They may already be able to function as makeshift mudroom storage, or you may need to renovate them a bit. Regardless, this is a great option if you don’t have room in the entry and your kitchen has the space.

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rgoehl added this to kitchen/great room remodel
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Coat rack and basket storage
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February 10, 2015
cabinets above
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February 6, 2015
I really like the dry erase surfaces on the cabinets
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January 25, 2015
dining room
teresal60 added this to Kitchen adjustment
January 21, 2015
the bench and hooks and other storage are incorporated into another room - the kitchen here -
Lisa Stephens added this to lisa_stephens9887255's Ideas
January 19, 2015
Mudroom storage
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January 17, 2015
French doors btwn living and dinning room
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January 8, 2015
6 baskets
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January 7, 2015
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January 6, 2015
bulletin board
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January 3, 2015
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January 3, 2015
Love the big pin board
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January 3, 2015
Dining light
rexie618 added this to Kitchen
January 2, 2015
Kitchen dining area. This would be a cool idea to let more light in, open up a doorway to the yard.
Cory MacKenzie added this to cory_mackenzie's ideas
December 29, 2014
mjsova added this to former dining room space
December 18, 2014
doors/ table
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December 15, 2014
Closed storage
monkap added this to monkap's Ideas
November 20, 2014
Ali Survant Designs added this to alisurvant's ideas
November 17, 2014
Do we open and combine?????? Breakfast and mud room????
charlesdickens added this to 71b lr
November 17, 2014
wsl1972 added this to dining room
November 9, 2014
Built ins with table
jendematos added this to jendematos's Ideas
November 8, 2014
board for art work..for kitchen
JourneyChic added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 5, 2014
built-in mudroom area for kitchen
kellmcnallan added this to kellmcnallan's Ideas
November 4, 2014
lukeearl13 added this to lukeearl13's Ideas
November 2, 2014
Good cubbies with big baskets
Julia Modigliani added this to julia_modigliani's ideas
October 16, 2014
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October 10, 2014
Cabinets all along wall with baskets for puzzles and homework incorporate a bench for addled seating
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October 7, 2014
baskets and dry erase boards
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September 29, 2014
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September 27, 2014
Makeshift mudroom
donandme added this to kitchen ideas
September 23, 2014
This is a good one
gust03 added this to Mudroom
September 21, 2014
Linen board
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September 18, 2014
ikdea billy bookcases
janiceloy added this to garage entry
September 11, 2014
may work for storage in the kitchen/garage entry
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September 9, 2014
IKEA billy shelves
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September 4, 2014
Huge cork board
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September 3, 2014
mud room with table
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August 28, 2014
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August 27, 2014
makeshift mud room
trinamiles added this to trinamiles's ideas
August 5, 2014
maybe too cramped/like the dividing doors
chrisbarb added this to chrisbarb's ideas
August 5, 2014
craft room idea for Carly
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August 4, 2014
more mudroom
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August 3, 2014
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August 3, 2014
another space
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August 2, 2014
Love this!!! It has some really great ideas for homeschool work surfaces and spaces in the craft are of the laundry room. Consider the possibilities of your kitchen cabinets. They may already be able to function as makeshift mudroom storage, or you may need to renovate them a bit. Regardless, this is a great option if you don’t have room in the entry and your kitchen has the space.
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July 28, 2014
Big bulletin board in frame
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July 26, 2014
Mud room
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July 13, 2014
Basket storage
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July 11, 2014
Krista: Love the idea of making walls work as tidy, attractive storage, even in unconventional places
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July 2, 2014
cubbies in kitchen
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ikea billy
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June 27, 2014
la mesa, lampara costado
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June 23, 2014
back room?
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June 22, 2014
Art wall
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June 21, 2014
Love the large cork board for art
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June 10, 2014
mudroom in kitchen + whiteboard for notes!
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May 27, 2014
Dining room/mudroom
Teresa Kline_Stroup added this to Landscaping idea's.
May 20, 2014
Looks like our layout.
dam2566 added this to dam2566's ideas
May 10, 2014
I would not like this where our table is to eat together but this would work great in an entry way, mud room or laundry room
kjmarringa added this to family room
May 7, 2014
art work board
pamelasplans added this to pamelasplans's ideas
May 7, 2014
Shallow but functional
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May 7, 2014
Cupboards above the bench and hooks
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April 30, 2014
nooks and board
coastiemama4 added this to coastiemama4's Ideas
April 29, 2014
Mudroom in kitchen
Shirley Olney added this to Cubbies
April 29, 2014
Like the cubes/2 rows of storage on the bottom. Don't know if we really need a bench to sit on. The girls do not use one now.
kathrynmgood added this to Multipurpose room
April 29, 2014
Homework table and cork board
aimeefaith added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 17, 2014
lighting fixture is ours, only in chrome finish. idea about ikea billy bookcases.
kbowze added this to Kitchen
April 15, 2014
white cabinets, idea center, farm look
Jim Reid added this to jim_reid8875297's Ideas
April 13, 2014
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April 9, 2014
Entry space without bench
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April 8, 2014
French doors
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March 31, 2014
The wall with baskets and hooks
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March 31, 2014
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March 28, 2014
kitchen table in mudroom area
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March 27, 2014
Kory Johnson added this to Dining Room Ideas
March 15, 2014
Wall Storage Instead of Closet
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March 12, 2014
White board
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March 6, 2014
Hallway Coat rack
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March 4, 2014
cork board
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February 25, 2014
mudroom space
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February 22, 2014
breakfast area & mudroom
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February 21, 2014
French door from foyer to fam room
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February 15, 2014
Organization unit
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February 10, 2014
Mud room
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February 7, 2014
dry erase on cabinets
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February 5, 2014
White boards on cabinets
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February 2, 2014
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February 1, 2014
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February 1, 2014
I like the idea of a note board of some sort in the mudroom
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January 24, 2014
Coat storage
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January 21, 2014
Mudroom cabinet idea with shoe rack instead of baskets
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January 19, 2014
Pin board in kitchen for kids pictures
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January 13, 2014
use white board/chalk or cork board for insets to closet doors
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January 12, 2014
Leslie Levesque added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 8, 2014
Organizing wall is nice.
shewdave added this to shari's ideas
January 7, 2014
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January 6, 2014
mudroom near table
jcbmd63 added this to Exterior Ideas
January 2, 2014
great use of space
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January 2, 2014
individual baskets
barbkelly15 added this to mud room
January 2, 2014
open bin storage good concept for wall opposite the bench for us?
kricket35 added this to laundry room
December 30, 2013
small niche area
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December 30, 2013
dry erase cabinet door
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December 28, 2013
Shelves w cubby holes
Joan Gilbert Designs added this to Interior Options
December 27, 2013
Mudroom storage idea
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December 26, 2013
board across back for hooks?
Petra Hoffmann added this to petra_hoffmann's Ideas
December 13, 2013
Wall of shame
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December 8, 2013
lucas3541 added this to Kitchen
December 4, 2013
art wall, cubbies
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December 2, 2013
Art board
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December 2, 2013
Billy shelf at ikea
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November 30, 2013
Cubbies with baskets
keckmo added this to mud room/pantry
November 25, 2013
combo mud room eat-in area
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November 18, 2013
French doors separating rooms
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November 15, 2013
Mudroom if we did in hallway to laundry
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November 10, 2013
French doors
Carmen Costa added this to carmen_costa7165574's Ideas
November 10, 2013
That you can have a dinning area/mud room
klashea added this to klashea's ideas
November 10, 2013
perfect mud room/homework area
darlenedarlene added this to Mud room & laundry
November 7, 2013
Double basket
the3becks added this to Living Room Ideas
November 7, 2013
I like incorporating a white board or chalk board to cabinet door
amyjojohnson added this to amyjojohnson's Ideas
November 6, 2013
allie0609 added this to allie0609's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Built in
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November 1, 2013
Interesting stacked bins...
edeloach1 added this to edeloach1's ideas
October 28, 2013
mudroom in kitchen breakfast area!
cafu1967 added this to cafu1967's ideas
October 24, 2013
cork board
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October 22, 2013
Art board
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October 20, 2013
linasab added this to Daycare
October 19, 2013
Coat hanger and baskets
malleyjk added this to Top Mudroom
October 19, 2013
whiteboard outside
sphi555 added this to Family room
October 14, 2013
This one is open to the dining area.
cshaver added this to entry
October 14, 2013
Love this!!!
malleyjk added this to mudroom doors on closet
October 13, 2013
mudroom white board
cjandkimmie added this to mud room
October 7, 2013
not sure i like the mudroom right in the kitchen?
kristinhillwarren09 added this to Mud room
October 7, 2013
Depending on how big the mud room is!
asorenso added this to storage
September 20, 2013
Additional storage
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September 19, 2013
dpond added this to dpond's ideas
September 17, 2013
like I will have to do mudroom with table and transition to kitchen
Elizabeth Scheuring added this to kitchen
September 17, 2013
beccamcd added this to beccamcd's ideas
September 16, 2013
mm691984 added this to Mudroom
September 14, 2013
do we need a bench?
jppslp added this to Mud Room
September 13, 2013
capstapley added this to Mudroom
September 9, 2013
Basket storage for shoes?
jenluz added this to Mud room
September 9, 2013
I like the use of bins to store each child's hats/mittens/sports stuff. But hooks are a little high -- should have lower hooks too.
mjevans99 added this to mj's ideas
September 8, 2013
I like how this built-in blends seamlessly with the rest of the house.
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September 8, 2013
Le rangement La finition
malibuworkcrew added this to malibuworkcrew's Ideas
September 8, 2013
Storage and mud room
nellbailjo added this to mudrooms
September 7, 2013
double shoe area. hanging area not as long
stvchang added this to kitchen
September 6, 2013
wet area in breakfast nook area
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September 6, 2013
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September 4, 2013
Megan Cudia added this to Kitchens
August 30, 2013
kitchen integrated storage
mmvardell added this to Closet Ideas
August 29, 2013
Great for coat closet
theflans added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 27, 2013
Mud room in kitchen
April Blanford added this to Mud Room
August 27, 2013
like the large cupboard storage space, with two bid doors for vacuum, shampooer and a shelve for cleaning supplies and mop
jameslang added this to Sues Kitchens
August 25, 2013
Coat hanging
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August 25, 2013
French doors to dining room / mudroom combo
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August 25, 2013
mudroom idea/storage
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August 24, 2013
Mudroom idea
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August 24, 2013
mud room 12
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August 23, 2013
laundry room
cka1 added this to cka1's ideas
August 19, 2013
Possible hallway configuration if master bath enlarged.
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August 17, 2013
Hooks and boxes
mcatty1 added this to mcatty1's Ideas
August 16, 2013
For hall
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August 16, 2013
cassidaym added this to Other Room Things
August 15, 2013
I like the many boxes at the bottom.
hofmeyer added this to hofmeyer's ideas
August 15, 2013
Back hall
zoiboyd added this to zoiboyd's Ideas
August 14, 2013
Large mudroom
bowlesy13 added this to Mud Room
August 13, 2013
two shelves
hailz added this to mud room
August 13, 2013
cubbies underneath and instead of cupboards to the right, "wet" space for hanging coats, muddy boots etc.
em81 added this to em81's Ideas
August 13, 2013
Very practical
tgwilcox added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 11, 2013
not exactly what we want, but shows cubbies in the kitchen
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August 10, 2013
Cubby idea
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August 8, 2013
Laundry room
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August 7, 2013
Mudroom garage
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August 6, 2013
laundry room storage idea
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August 1, 2013
open mudroom
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August 1, 2013
Place Tv in unit
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July 31, 2013
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July 31, 2013
hrkuhn added this to Open office/ front entry
July 29, 2013
Could be way to reuse office space
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July 29, 2013
Could combine mudroom and kitchen to make a large kitchen???
angie97 added this to add on
July 24, 2013
Wall size cork board
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July 22, 2013
This could work in our kitchen
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July 17, 2013
mudroom bench
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July 15, 2013
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July 12, 2013
dining room
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July 11, 2013
this would be cool in the kitchen for organization
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July 9, 2013
open hanging mudroom
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July 6, 2013
the storage ideas
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June 29, 2013
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June 29, 2013
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June 28, 2013
Built in cab. In den room??
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